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Columbia University

School of International and Public Affairs

Since 1946, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world.

Through rigorous social science research and hands-on practice, SIPA’s graduates and faculty strive to improve social services, advocate for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and secure peace, in their home communities and around the world.

Degree Programs

  • Master of International Affairs
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Program in Economic Policy Management
  • MPA in Environmental Science and Policy
  • MPA in Development Practice
  • Executive Master of Public Administration
  • PhD in Sustainable Development
  • Global Master of Public Administration

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Alba Reyes, founder of Fundación Sergio Urrego a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tolerance and ending school bullying, along with other representatives from the organization, visited SIPA this semester as part of the MDP seminar. Ms. Rey…

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The U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving last week, and wherever you are, I hope you were able to spend some time with loved ones and eat a good meal together. Now that we’re back, here’s a SIPA news roundup: SIPA Alumni Featured on Forbes 30 Under…

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If you haven’t guessed it by now, the 2nd year student is none other than moi (aka Steven, who is writing this post). Some things to keep in mind while reading this: I’m not a morning person and like to sleep in so my days begin a little la…

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Nabila recently provided some great advice on choosing your concentration at SIPA.  When I applied, there was no question that I was going to concentrate in International Security Policy (ISP). I was leaving the Army and was interested in continuing to…

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Photo Credit Remember: The video essay is available after you submit your application and pay the application fee. The Video Essay component of the application process can seem terrifying, but fear not because we are here to help! At this point, you mi…

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The SIPA Office of Alumni and Development is pleased to share A View from the Class, a SIPA stories series featuring current SIPA students. Hi, I am Zulpha Styer, a second-year Master of Public Administration candidate, concentrating in Urban and Socia…

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